Dear Sir or Madam,

The Guardian in London reported today (Friday),

Iran has installed 3,000 centrifuges for enriching uranium – enough to begin industrial-scale production of nuclear fuel and build a warhead within a year, the UN’s nuclear watchdog reported last night. […]

The installation of 3,000 fully-functioning centrifuges at Iran’s enrichment plant at Natanz is a “red line” drawn by the US across which Washington had said it would not let Iran pass. When spinning at full speed they are capable of producing sufficient weapons-grade uranium (enriched to over 90% purity) for a nuclear weapon within a year.

I suspect that this isn’t a very fair or balanced summary of the report, and I have written a letter to the paper explaining why, but it is difficult to be sure without being able to see the report, and it doesn’t seem to have been posted on your website. Given the well known failures of the press in the lead up to the Iraq war is it really wise to allow such crucial information to be made available exclusively through the news corporations? Some independent citizens are trying to support the work of the IAEA but it will be easier to do this if we aren’t taken out of the loop.

Yours faithfully,

Chris Dornan